Japan’s top medical adviser said the safest way to hold the Tokyo Olympics is without fans, seeming to put him at odds with organizers.
A local Olympian is hopeful he’ll earn a spot on the podium in Tokyo, Japan this summer. But the path from Auburn, Washington to the Olympics didn't start with weightlifting for this record-holding athlete.
Olympic athletes are being asked to sign a waiver releasing Tokyo games organizers from liability for COVID-19 issues.
The U.S. State Department and CDC issued travel warnings this week urging Americans to avoid visiting Japan amid a surge in serious COVID-19 cases. In response, Japan said the travel warnings won’t have an impact on Olympians.
Comments from an IOC vice president saying the Tokyo Olympics will go on even if the city is under a COVID-19 state of emergency have stirred a backlash in Japan.
A full-page newspaper ad in Japan has condemned the government for forcing people to endure the pandemic without vaccines.
Vaccine developers Pfizer and BioNTech are donating doses to inoculate athletes and officials preparing for the Tokyo Olympics.
Athlete protests and political messages will remain banned at the Olympics, the IOC said. That means raising a fist on the podium or taking a knee would still risk punishment at the Tokyo Games this year.
Japan has issued a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three western prefectures to curb a surge in the coronavirus just three months ahead of the Olympics.
Japan says it will raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo to allow tougher measures to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Summer Olympics.
China has warned the U.S. not to boycott next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing after the Biden administration said it was talking with allies about a joint approach in response to complaints about the country’s human rights record.
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee will not sanction athletes for raising their fists or kneeling during the national anthem at Olympic trials, previewing a contentious policy it expects to stick to when many of those same athletes head to Tokyo this summer.